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Who rocks propaganda better, Metuh or Lai?



Politics all over the world is associated with propaganda, as opposing sides try to outdo one another and gain stakeholders’ support by running the opponent down, while promoting their selfish cause.

It is no different in Nigeria, though it has been taken to a whole new level in the last few years. Now the ruling and opposition party are arguing on who does it better. What do you think?

The APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai is offering his PDP counterpart, Olisa Metuh a free, six-week crash course on how to be effective in his new role as the opposition spokesman.

According to Mohammed, ”Metuh will need the training to effectively carry out his new, tough task. It is now obvious that he needs to understand that for him to succeed in his new role, he must be credible, empirical, more sophisticated in language use and very passionate, in addition to being able to operate on a lean or zero budget,” it said.

He said that the PDP’s brand of politics was mostly based on lies, and advised Metuh not to be in hurry to do his work as an opposition spokesman, but take a little time off so he can engage in some introspection

But Metuh on his part has stated that his party will provide a decent and credible opposition that will constructively proffer sound alternatives to the policies and programmes of the in-coming administration without recourse to insults, propaganda and deceit.

Mr. Metuh, who stated this on a federal radio, FRCN, programme on Thursday evening, said the PDP would never insult or denigrate the office and person of the Nigerian President.

“We will not resort to insults, blackmail and lies with the aim to distract or ridicule the person or office of the President. However, we must state in very strong terms that we will not allow them to lead the nation astray. So we will firmly oppose any anti-people policy and programmes as may be introduced by the APC,” Metuh said.

Mr. Metuh also said what the PDP would do is to present sound alternatives to Nigeria.

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